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May 3, 2012 11:30am PDT
complains that it was racist. the ad for pop chips features kutcher in brown make-up portraying a bollywood producer looking for love. it was pull after angry e-mails began pouring in. similar ads of kutcher are still online,. a spokeswoman says those ads were never meant to offend anyone. >>> new development in the controversial firing of a bart station agent who gave a teenager $300 in paid unused tickets to pay for rides to school. now a woman will put up the money to pay for the teenager's transportation until he graduates. the boy is currently a junior. the 66-year-old got a termination letter from bart tuesday the employee union plans to challenge the firing. >>> this story is generating a lot of responds on our facebook page. patricia: that is why i love the bay area there are people who still care. now we just need a local business to offer a job to the bart employee who was fired. janine: good for her, charity that will make a difference for one young person. why can't bart give away all unused tickets to struggling students? join the conversation at facebook.com/abc7news
KOFY
May 9, 2012 11:30am PDT
deficit of 139 million dollars next year. that amount could grow when governor brown we leases his updated budget monday >>> -- right now gas leak is affecting muni service. pg&e says a third party crew hacked a line before 10:00 this morning. there have been no evacuation however the n judah line is stopped there temporarily. pg&e hopes to have that line fixed by 11:30 this morning. >>> san mateo county supervisors want to find out why a group of men was refining gold in the middle of the night at an industrial park in menlo park. deputies cordoned off the area after they smelled chemicals. they discovered the men using chromatic acid to melt gold in the back of a pick-up truck. the area opened a few hours later. >>> volunteers and divers are in action again this morning continuing their search for missing sierra lamar. their efforts are fueled by new optimism after potentially important evidence was recovered. >> reporter: you have to put yourself in the minds of volunteer searchers turning out for the past seven weeks. you can see some down there. very little new information, ve
KOFY
May 10, 2012 11:30am PDT
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KOFY
May 15, 2012 11:30am PDT
right now in sacramento governor brown's revised budget plan is at a hearing before the senate committee the governor says state is facing a deficit of almost 16 billion dollars. he's calling for cuts including 5% for state employees. schools could get a 16% butte in spending. democrats -- boost in spending. democrats are not happy with the cuts republicans don't like the proposed tax increases. >>> two hours from now sheriff ross mirkarimi will be back in court over a key piece of evidence in the ethics investigation. at issue, whether video of mirkarimi's wife can be used in an administrative hearing on misconduct charges against the sheriff. the video tan by a neighbor shows lopez talk -- taken by a neighbor shows lopez talking and showing a bruise on her arm. the city wants to use that to remove mirkarimi from his position. >>> richmond city council could tax sodas and other drinks. set to vote tonight that would let voters decide on a one cent per ounce tax on sweet drinks saying the revenues would pay for afterschool programs, new athletic fields and cooking classes in sc
KOFY
May 14, 2012 11:30am PDT
. >>> governor brown just unveiled his revised state budget, because the deficit is billions more than anticipated. the governor wants to increase spending on education. eric thomas is live in the newsroom with how he plans to do it. >> with the tax increases he has proposed for the november ballot, 3% income tax hike for the wealthiest californians overseven years and a quarter percent hike for four years for rest of us. if it passes the governor wants to raise k-12 spending. there are cuts, painful, 5% cuts to state workers, the state court was lose 300 million dollars which would postpone construction of new courthouses. the governor is calling for additional s to prisons and medical. all of this -- cuts to prisons and medi-cal. >> this is the best that i could do. i've been thinking about this a long time. if one of you guys can think of something better, i'll be glad to -- i'll read your story tomorrow fit passes the smell test we might incorporate it -- >> the tax increase package does not pass in november education will suffer through a 5 1/2 billion funding cut. they've already
ABC
May 20, 2012 11:35pm EDT
in the music world. chuck brown. fans around the world began to hold a vigil in his memory. sam ford has more. >> for four decades, he played his music and it became their music. they came from around the area to the house were to celebrate the life of adc icon -- chuck brown. >> they danced, they reminisced, everybody had a story. >> it is about the celebration of his legacy. >> i am and chuckaholic. >> he made jokes about all the attention. >> i love taking pictures and signing autographs. >> he said he grew up shining shoes on the streets of d.c., it ended up in prison. he invented something called go- go. >> i am so happy. >> in the crowds were a city councilwoman. >> it is something that d.c. can never replace. >> as big as the redskins, chuck brown. >> they are celebrating a life along this part of seven. >> a lot more of the stories we will be looking ahead this week including a sentencing date for the rutgers university spy camera case. >> showers have arrived. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we
ABC
May 13, 2012 5:00am PDT
behind the state's ballooning $16 billion budget deficit. governor jerry brown announced yesterday the shortfall and nearly twice what was expected and he's warning bigger cuts and higher taxes could be on the way. abc7 news reporter john alston shows us the potential impact. >> reporter: next weekend seniors at san francisco state are set to graduate, but students who still have more time to go are bracing for more cuts and higher tuition. students like kenny lee, who is thinking about finding another part-time job. >> i want to get one more part-time job even though i am already working around 15 hours a week now. probably i will ned to get one more just to support myself and to pay my tuition. >> this latest jolt came from governor brown who released this video, announcing that $9 billion budget deficit predicted in january has now ballooned to $16 billion. he says tax revenues have not increased as much as expected because the economy has not bounced back. the governor used the opportunity to make another sales pitch for his november tax initiative. >>> the plan as high income earn
ABC
May 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. governor brown is telling voters to raise taxes or there will be severe cuts. >> next weekend seniors at san francisco state are set to grad wait but students with more time to go are bracing for here cuts in higher tuition. students are thinking about finding another parttime job. >> i might need to get one more parttime job even the i'm already working 15 hours now. >> this latest jolt came from governor brown who announced the $9 billion budget deficit preticketed in january has now ballooned to $16 billion. he says tax revenues have not increased as much as expected because the economy has not bounced back. the governor used the opportunity to make another sales pitch for his november tax initiative. >> the plan asks high income earners to pay up to 3% more in their income taxes for seven years. it will increase sales taxes by one-fourth of one percent for four years. >> without the tax hike the governor is warning of deep cuts to public safety and social service programs as well as to california colleges and schools. the san francisco unified school district, in the middl
ABC
May 22, 2012 4:30am PDT
shooting death of 20-year-old rahim brown. police sergeant shot brown seven time saying he saw brown trying to stab another officer with a screwdriver. a female witness denies the stabbing occurred. >>> alameda county board of supervisors holding a special meeting today to select at least three vying to replace nadia lockyer she resigned april 20th, she said she needed to focus on recovery from abusive relationship and to raise her child. the board has until june 19th to appoint someone or that will go to the governor. eight have submitted applications. the three selected today will be interviewed next week. the board is expected to make its selection june 5th. >>> in a couple of hours from now the first federal hearing on jpmorgan chase begins on capitol hill. the banking committee will hear from two regulators head of the sec and commodities future trading commission. [ unintelligible ] jpmorgan chase's ceo jamie dimon is not scheduled to be at the hearing hess expected to testify next month. >>> 4 -- 4:45. president obama and mitt romney hit the fundraising trail. who a new poll s
ABC
May 13, 2012 6:00pm PDT
shows the need to put the breaks on spending, but that's not what governor brown has in mind. he has a plan that relies heavily on taxes. >> ama: religious leaders and former san francisco mayor gavin newsom are weighing in on the president's support of same-sex marriage. >> reporter: after president obama's historic endorsement of same-sex marriage, some bayar clergy are saying it may be time to take a second look at the issue. >> reverend brown is preaching a sermon of tolerance. >> there are people in thissation who happen to be gay or lesbian, and they deserve to have equal protect under the law. >> it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able too get married. >> that historic endorsement by president obama pushed the subject of same-sex marriage back into the spotlight. former san francisco mayor and current lieutenant governor gavin newsom has role in shaping the national dialogue in 2004 he defied the law and allowed same-sex couples to marry at city hall. and then kaz voters banned same-sex marriage. today he discussed the president
ABC
May 13, 2012 6:00am PDT
brown announced yesterday the shortfall and nearly twice what was expected and he's warning bigger cuts and higher taxes could be on the way. abc7 news reporter john alston shows us the potential impact. >> reporter: next weekend seniors at san francisco state are set to graduate, but students who still have more time to go are bracing for more cuts and higher tuition. students like kenny lee, who is thinking about finding another part-time job. >> i want to get one more part-time job even though i am already working around 15 hours a week now. probably i will need to get one more just to support myself and to pay my tuition. >> this latest jolt came from governor brown who released this video, announcing that $9 billion budget deficit predicted in january has now ballooned to $16 billion. he says tax revenues have not increased as much as expected because the economy has not bounced back. the governor used the opportunity to make another sales pitch for his november tax initiative. >>> the plan as high income earners to pay up to 3% more in their income taxes for seven years. it would
ABC
May 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
statewide office holders, including lawmakers and the governor who makes $174,000 a year. governor brown is projecting a nearly 16 billion dollar budget shortfall for the next fizz cal -- fiscal year. panel members are pointed by the governor and will meet to discuss cutting officials' pay may 31st. the berkeley city council set to vote on standard mutual aid agreement for the police department to decide whether to answer other requests for help. they want to make it clear the city will not offer mutual aid on political demonstrations like the one during the occupy occupy -- the occupy oakland protests and occupy cal demonstrations last fall. officials want berkeley police to handle civil disobedience as if it were managing an event and the police to call off mutual atmosphere does not provide human rights safeguards. later today san ramon residents will sound off on proposed curfew for minors ordinance would allow police to write citations to kids who miss school without a valid reason. repeat offenders will face fines from $100 to $500. the d.a.'s office says the curfew will help reduce c
ABC
May 24, 2012 4:30am PDT
brown's disapproval rating is higher than his approval rating among likely voters in a major california poll. according to a poll 4 % disapprove of the job governor -- 43% disapprove, 42% approve. last month it was 47%. the dip comes after the announcement last week that the deficit has grown 60%. the poll shows 56% of voters support his november ballot initiative to raise taxes. 38% opposed. >>> spokesperson for tully's coffee says state imposed furloughs are partly to blame foreclosure of downtown cafe. with no notice they closed may 17th. the company said the company was not meeting minimum financial requirements to stay open. [ unintelligible ] >>> 4:45. the new way to move you through airport security faster. >>> mysterious explosion onboard a nuclear submarine. why investigators are stumped about the cause. >>> calcium supplements and your health. what is good for bones could harm heart. >> science on the chopping block. the governor's plan to save money by3q lysol knows the soft places we love could be home to bacteria. so use lysol disinfectant spray on soft surfaces everyday wh
ABC
May 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
governor jerry brown revealed today the state budget deficit has grown to $16 billion. the governor made that announcement in a video address posted on youtube in january the deficit was just over $9 billion. governor brown says it's nearly doubled since then because the economy isn't ramping up as fast as the administration had hoped. >> this means we have to go much further and make cuts far greater than i asked for the beginning of the year. but we can't fill a hole of this magnitude with cuts alone, without doing severe damage to our schools. >> ama: the governor will lay out a revised spending plan that relies on voters approving higher tacks on the wealthy in november. state republicans responded by saying the deficit news underscores the need to reign in spending -- rein in spending. >> alan: 100 supporters of a skyline high school student who was shot and killed bay police officer protested his death with a march for justice today. they made their way from birch street in oakland, where the shooting took place to the east mont mall police station. they say an officer killed
ABC
May 15, 2012 11:00am PDT
passing fad. >>> happening right now in sacramento governor brown's revised budget plan is at a hearing before the senate committee the governor says state is facing a deficit of almost 16 billion dollars. he's calling for cuts including 5% for state employees. schools could get a 16% butte in spending. democrats -- boost in spending. democrats are not happy with the cuts republicans don't like the proposed tax increases. >>> two hours from now sheriff ross mirkarimi will be back in court over a key piece of evidence in the ethics investigation. at issue, whether video of mirkarimi's wife can be used in an administrative hearing on misconduct charges against the sheriff. the video tan by a neighbor shows lopez talk -- taken by a neighbor shows lopez talking and showing a bruise on her arm. the city wants to use that to remove mirkarimi from his position. >>> richmond city council could tax sodas and other drinks. set to vote tonight that would let voters decide on a one cent per ounce tax on sweet drinks saying the revenues would pay for afterschool programs, new athletic fields and coo
ABC
May 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
our roads safer by stopping texters in their tracks. >> and the governor brown orders an immediate audit after the september 11th plate delivers a lot of empty promises. abc 7 news continues in one minute. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> a bill to improve breast cancer detection in women with dense breast tissue passed out at the state senate today requiring women who fall into that category but be informed they have dense breast tissue and that it can obscure cancer on a mammogram and they may wish to discuss the potential value with their doctors. the bill now heads to the assembly. >> if you paid extra for a special california license plate to help victims of september 11th this may make your blood boil. millions generated created in california has not gone to help the people it was supposed to. abc 7 news is live at sacramento and there is some serious explaining to do. >> this state has taken in $15 million for the special september 11th license plates being offered in california. now we're finding out that money is being spent -- not all of the
ABC
May 5, 2012 11:35pm EDT
. pamela brown, abc 7 news. >> still to come "the avengers." arch campbell is up next with a ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone likes a bit of ord in their life. virtual wallet helps you get it. keep track of spending move money wiwith a slide and use the calendar. all to see your money how you want. ♪ ♪ we need to look fofor a new van. yeah. i just don't know where to start. glad you found us. start by test-driving nearly every make and model, all in one place. carmax. start here. >> steve rudin is back with a first check of our forecast. >> we are looking at a few clouds outside right now that depends on where you are you may see the super moon. this is earlier this evening. it will not last very long. in terms of the cloudy skies you may see it for a little bit the super moon being spotted in avondale. the clouds will move to the early morning hours. some parts of the super moon will start to fade. looking outside right now, it is cloudy and dry. the low-level clouds are going to hang around for a few more hours. 83 degrees was the high at reagan natio
ABC
May 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. mom, we're dying. no you're not, you're just hungry. make some totino's pizza rolls. we don't have any! front... left, totino's. [ male announcer ] well done mom! less drama, more fun! totino's pizza rolls.
ABC
May 13, 2012 5:00pm PDT
things are different. >> what reverend brown says is a need for inclusion. >> there are people in this nation who happen to be gay or lesbian, and they deserve to have equal protection under the law. >> it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that i think same-sex couples should be able to get married. >> president obama's historic endorsement pushed the subject back into the spotlight but former san francisco mayor and gavin newsom has a role in changing the national dialogue. he deidentified the law and allowed same-sex marriage at city hall. and today he was on "meet the press" to discuss the president's new position. >> i'm proud of the president and proud he is on the right side of hoyt and proud he did it during an election. >> reverend brown is quick to point out his church will not be performing same-sex weddings. he describes it as a wedge issue, design to divide the african-american community and diminish support for president obama. >> we're not going to be duped or fooled. let anybody do something that would derail the re-election of this man, mr. barack obama. >> but
ABC
May 14, 2012 5:00pm PDT
meter. >> and governor brown's new budget is on the table. some will like it and some will not. his challenge is dealing with a bigger than expected deficit of $16 billion. abc 7 news is in sacramento to explain how he intends to do that. >> i'm laying out pretty tough cuts. >> governor brown broke bad news to californians. the state financial picture has worsened since his original prose passal in january. >> we're going to have to cut deeper, i'm linking a series of reductions real increased aus stare ti. please increase taxes temporarily. >> and the federal government rejokting some of the cuts the deficit jumped to $16 billion forcing the governor to propose deeper cuts now include cutting state borker pay by 5% shutting down operations for one day per week and recusing number of hours seniors and disabled get at home by 7%. disabled advocates say cutting their home care further makes it harder to avoid nursing home autos my cooking, cleaning and bathing would be affected. i would get less services which those services are vital to me staying at home. >> state engineers don't wa
ABC
May 14, 2012 5:00am PDT
employees, later this afternoon. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> brace yourself. governor brown says he will announce deeper cuts than expected when he explains how he plans to close a 16 billion dollar budget deficit. he delivered the bad news over the weekend in this video posted on youtube. he announced the gap has grown from nine billion dollars to 16 billion dollars. sales tax revenue has been va:less than expected. this morning at 10:00, he will describe which cuts he will headache in state spending. lawmakers have[ba until june 15 to pass a budget. >>>çq breaking news out of napa. a police officer shot at a suspect during a foot chase at about 10:50 last night in the 2100 block of parish road. the suspect was taken to the hospital where he's being treated. unclear why the suspect was shot. we will bring you more on this breaking story as soon as we get more information. >>> san francisco police investigating gunfire involving their police officers. two officers heard a woman screaming near the intersection of fremont and mission. they came upon a woman struggling with a man. one
ABC
May 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
features kutcher in brown make-up looking for love it was taken off after angry e-mails began coming in. other ads with kutcher portraying, stoner, tattooed southerner and pale fashionista are still online. a spokeswoman says the ads were not meant to offend. >>> next, the new feature that could make one of san francisco's most troubled neighborhoods safer. >> restaurant that won't be open this morning after a serious overnight accident. >>> it is what every caltrain rider wants to hear. the new proposal that could put more trains on the rails. why some say it is a bad idea. >>> we have rain still a possibility for flight arrival delays here in san francisco. philadelphia flight arrival delays now check out abc7news.com. -dad, why e you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's prize, all right. is it a robot? no. is it a jet plane? nope. is it a dinosaur? [ laughs ] [ male announcer ] inside every box of heart healthy cheerios are the great tasting little o's made from carefully selected oats that can help lower cholesterol. stickers? uh-uh. a perhero?
ABC
May 24, 2012 6:00am PDT
will release more information later today. >>> also new, for the first governor brown's disapproval rate something higher than his approval rating among likely voters in a major poll. according to the poll, 43% disapprove of the job that governor brown is doing. 42% approve. last month his rating was 47%. the dip after his announcement last week that the state deficit has by 60%. the poll shows 56% of voters supporting his november ballot initiative to temporarily raise taxes to fund schools. 38%fy@z are opposed. >>> bart's board of directors holding a public meeting this morning on the agency's budget and unlike a lot of agencies bart has money to spend. next year's budget projected to be 670 million dollars, up 8% from last year. bart plans to buy new cars, begin a late night weekend bus service, hire more than 50 workers and run trains an hour later on the richmond line. >>> lawmakers and lawyers taking aim at facebook this morning. the senate banking committee and house financial services committee both investigating facebook's initial public offering last week. there are report
ABC
May 12, 2012 1:05am PDT
those wearing brown, pink or no lipstick at all. it appeals to men because it is the presence of lipstick made no difference on female customers. imagine that. and they spent time studying this. >> larry, your opinion? >> i never leave home without my maybeline. the insanity continues for the a's. a nice crowd to see brandon do it again. night giants open the season by getting swept by the diamondbacks. they were back in the desert and it was more of the same. let's start by enjoying the arizona sunset. beautiful. cabrera in the first and solo shot off corbin, his second homer of the year. that's all they got all night. bottom of five and it is gold member. gold schmidt with his second of the year. 4-1d backs. this is a moment he will never forget. his first career homer and this is funny. he gets the silent treatment from his teammates. okay, buddy, all right. going back to last year the d backs have beaten the giants nine straight times. break out the face paint. the a's and tigers and 26,000 at the coliseum. a 2-2 game and it is ripped to right center. his 7th of the year. 3-2
ABC
May 9, 2012 5:00pm PDT
wall of honor in the lobby. >> caltrans honored its dead today with governor brown presiding over a ceremony. it included 178 orange safety cones one for each employee killed on the job since 1924. 9 governor declared this work zone awareness week, urging drivers to slow down when seeing caltrans employees on the road. >> distracted driving is on the rise everywhere. a study suggests college students could be the worst offenders finding that 78% of clerj students say they use a cell phone behind the wheel. now that number. 52% reported that they do use hands free cell phones. that good news offset by this, 50% said they send texts while driving down the freeway. >> and honda not going to have to pay a los angeles woman nearly $10,000 for overstating fuel economy claims on the civic hybrid. a judge overturned a decision by a commissioner that said mileage claims are for comparison to other cars and don't take into account variations with vehicle petitions. the woman ordered to pay court costs, 75s oodz from cars to something else we spend money for, home prices have been dropping and
ABC
May 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
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ABC
May 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
suicides. >>> diane sawyer receive add honorary degree this weekend at brown university in rhode island. she is one of nine honorary degree recipients this weekend. others included oscar winning actress viola davis. and outgoing university president ruth simmons. she in good company. >> yes. congratulations. >>> next, we are following developments out of vallejo, a police chase leads to a shooting. the bizarre sequence of vents that injuries a police officer. >>> fallout from a massacre in syria. the u.n.'s harsh words for the country's leader after scores of civilians are killed. >>> progress on the dumbarton bridge project. will it reopen in time for tomorrow's commute? >>> lay-offs loom for major cell phone maker. how many jobs could be cut this week at rim. çkçkçkçkçkçkçkk
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May 28, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. firefighters brian brown his wife and their daughter heather were on their way from sacramento to mountain home idaho when the cessna went down saturday night. after the crash the girl was able to call 911. listen. >> hi. i'm in an airplane and i crashed. i need you to send a search party, please. >>reporter: polite and calm. rescuers tracked the 6 foot snow drift and on 60 degree slopes in order to reach the crash site. so it was quite rugged terrain. family spent 15 hours in white out conditions building a fire ceiling off the cabin to keep warm. military helicopter hoisted them tout safety. now recovering from various injuries but they should all be okay. unmostly clear what caused the cessna to go down. >> cal-trans says it will reopen the bridge at 3:00 o'clock this morning. 2 hours ahead of schedule. bridge closed friday for seismic retrofitting as we reported. crew have been installing flexible joints that will act as shack absorbers when the next quake hits. 60 million dollar retrofit project started 2 years ago. cal-trans expects to finish it next year. again the bridge is suppose
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May 30, 2012 4:30am PDT
california voters continue to back governor brown's call for higher taxes to cut the state's deficit but distrust of state government could erode that support. new poll shows that 59% of those surveyed would support the governor's tax plan coupled with spending cuts. 36% oppose the initiative when it was suggested to likely vote there's lawmakers could spend new revenue on things other than schools and public safety only five% said they would support the governor's initiative, 42% say they would vote against it. >>> warriors land to return to san francisco by with the 2017 season could be costly. east bay officials believe the team would still be on the hook for up to 70 million dollars to help pay back off the bonds under the warriors' lease if the team pulls out for any reason before the construction bonds are retired in 2026, they still owe the money. that's the city's stance. the team's new owners appear to take a position they are only libel for payments until the lease runs out in 2017. >>> 4:30 if i five on this wednesday morning. i thought i heard -- mike say something about
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May 14, 2012 11:00pm PDT
customers that continue want the meter. p uc any complaints should be dressed to them. >> governor brown wants to raise taxes while cutting spending to close a larger than expected state budget deficit of almost 16 billion dollars governor released the revised budget next fiscal year today. proposal include 5 percent pay cuts for state employees that could mean furlough days and cutting court budget more than half billion dollars in part by delaying construction projects. schools stand to get 16 percent increase if voters pass new taxes or lose 5 and half billion dollars if they don't l. >> we have to cut deeper but cutting alone doesn't really do it. that's why i'm linking these serious budget reduction. real increased austerity with a plea to the voters please increase taxes temporarily. >> deficit worse in part because the state over estimated tax revenue projection. >> the president will make fourth appearance tomorrow on the view in part discussing his views on same sex marriage. walters asked him about the defensive marriage act as defining legal union between ma'am man and woman.
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May 25, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, governor brown says we shouldn't be afraid of bold projects even in times of hardship. >> don't shrink because you have a few little budget cuts or a few little taxes. you know, suck it in. >> a plaque altering a person was unveiled today. he designed the bridge and right hand handyman of joseph strauss who designed the bridge. >> there are only a handful of people that can look at it and saying their grandfather worked on it. >> or fewer still that they fell from it. >> heather ishimaru has an amazing story. >> al was already a seasoned iron worker by the time this picture was taken on the froj proj in 1935. >> one of the first spans in the bay area. >> he worked on jobs across the western states becoming not just an iron worker but a bridge man, working at heights in the elements hanging steel and driving rivets. >> they always would say, you would have a drink or say, 90% guts and 10% no how. >> and then he spotted his next job. >> they could see the towers going up in the golden gate. they said we got to get on. they want to get on the big job. they want to be able to say, i worked
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May 3, 2012 4:30am PDT
brown and condoleeza rice will headline the annual outlook conference in san jose this marks the 40th year that brings together silicon valley's brightest thinkers and most prominent leaders to discuss trends affecting business, economy and politics. the conference starts at 12:50. >>> around that time could some parts of the bay area see rain? >> there's a game too mike. >> absolutely, game, showers possible but wouldn't stop me from going because they will be scattered. you will get the game in. good morning. it is dry here up north is where our storm is coming from. our winds are calm at least at the reporting station fastest wind around the bay oakland 10 miles per hour as you head towards the inland areas fairfield out of the southwest gusting around 30 miles per hour everybody else below that to calm. 8:00 this morning we may have drizzle, light rain in the north bay, drizzle al long the coast, all of us mainly -- cloudy and low 50s lunch hour focus on the north bay where the steadier rain will start to move in mid 50s there, coast, bay, 60s showing up in the east bay valleys. 4
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May 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. units arrived quickly but two engines were off today on what is called brown outs. there is a neighbor who checked if anyone was still inside. >> knocked on the door. he noticed that there is a righthand corner of the house was on fire. so... quick action and that is something fire department and neighbors count on. they're neighbors knocking on doors to make sure everybody is okay. by the time we got here, nobody was in either house. >> and as you can see, over the fire the roof collapsed and firefighters removed off the roof before it gave way. because of that no firefighters were injured and there is no house was injured and there is a steady stream of water to knock them down frkts are still on the scene. we have not yet received an estimate of the damage to the two houses. david louie abc 7 news. >> it will be considerable. >> one of the men charged with the beating of giants fan brian stow told his own mother he was involved thachl is what a videotape reveals today. abc 7 news is in los angeles with the story. >> there are two men sat in court and listened to several wit
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May 17, 2012 1:05am PDT
a brown de on the head of opposing players? >> all raptors teams from high school varsity to under 8 years of age have a reputation of competitive and playing hard. but they were offering cash for hard hits surfaced at the raptors under 14 match. >> one of the players hit our player hard which we shot was fine. and he turned to his coach and said how is that, coach? is that goodor the money? >> he complained to the league's governing body. the northern california youth rugby association, and matte son is the disciplinary chairman. >> it was $20 or $30. but from a kid's perspective whether it is $5 or $500, it is a motivation and that is not appropriate. >> they held a hearing by conference call and they say he denied ever offering a bounty. but a player on the raptors under 14 team and his father came forward to say it is true. they offered that boy and his teammates money for hits that would knock the other players out of the game. y upsets that once the began there was some a meeting of some sort telling the kids not to say anything about it or else. the or else was left open. >> t
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May 7, 2012 5:00pm PDT
of court. >> california governor jerry brown declaring this to be wildfire awareness week and nannette miranda joins with us more. >> the air fleet remained intact for the fire season and the rest of the operations didn't farewell. >> from january to arngs california responded to 800 wildfires. last year, only 300. the alarming spike combined with dry winter forced the state to urge californians to do their part by creating defensible space. >> we're prepared and individuals need to be prepared. >> the homeowner preparation is important this year because of cuts that are totalling millions of dollars, five bulldozers won't northbound use, one air base was shut down. three-man cruise will be a sign for engines and for a second year, california could not afford to keep the converted dc 10 on a contract. so states swil to fight over it. >> to have it available oncall costs us more per hour. the operator has to make his money, pay people and to do maintenance. >> all of the talk of cut backs worried residents who live right next to areas prone to wildfires. they'll be depending on
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May 20, 2012 2:00am PDT
horse since big brown to win the first two raise in the triple crown with a fantastic finish. >> i'll have another. to the wire. >> mike: what a finish. just like the derby, i'll have another caught bodemeister. on the final leg to the triple crown. the belmont is june 9th. >> the lakers had the okc thunder right where they wanted them and let them off the hook. westbrook, on fire. exploding to the rack and the bucket. he had 37. the lakers still led by seven. kobe, next possession. the long two. langers up 13 with lest than 8:00 to play but wasn't enough. kevin can temperature -- tempere rafnlt are you kidding me? kobe, pulls the trigger a little early for my taste. no good. thunder take a 3-1 series lead with the win. >>> spurs and clippers. large hat a 24-point lead. alifl alley-oop. spurs win their 17th straight. 96-86 the final. >> great story in the champions league final. chelsea trailing munich until the 88th minute. a brilliant header ties it. going to a penalty shootout in probably his last game. didier drogba drills home the game-winner and chelsea wins the first ever champ
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May 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
continues to grow. governor brown is expected to rehe's his re-advised plan to ease the $16 billion deficit. he wants to raise the sales tax and increase taxes on the rich which brown believes the state needs to under if schools and protect public safety. the budget and public safety are an issue at the city level. many are battling with pension reform to reduce ballooning deficits. and in san jose, it is creating problems in the police department. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live in the newsroom with more. >> police officers say the pension reform measure b on the june ballot will slash the future takeout pay of officers as much as 50%. the police officers union says the measure is so unreasonable it will force many officers to leave the department which is already understaffed. >> they are leaving in droves. it is really sad to watch. >> he is president of the san jose police officer's union. he is concerned that measure b, a pension reform plan on the june 5th ballot has caused many officers to seek work with other police departments. >> we had an additional 60 or so officers that
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May 24, 2012 5:00am PDT
morning after yesterday's bad news. massive job cuts. >>> worsening poll numbers for governor brown. survey showing the governor's approval rating is in trouble. >>> downtown oakland cafe hit hard by occupy protests shuts its doors why the civil unrest has nothing to do with the closure. >> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. >>> this morning san francisco place arrested a man for a carjacking and robbery after a chase across the bay bridge the suspect's car a white ford van was found on west grand near burma road. officers arrested one they are still looking for one more. >>> this morning there are growing signs of uncertainty at hewlett-packard after hp announced the largest round of lay-offs in its 73 year history. the computer company is cutting 27,000 jobs or 8% of its worldwide workforce a sign it can no longer compete with the popularity of smartphones tablets and other mobile devices it could save 3 1/2 billion dollars annually. >>> more people say governor brown is doing a bad job than saying he's doing a good job. the poll shows 43% disapprove of the jo
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May 10, 2012 11:00am PDT
. >> emotional and moving and unforgettable. at marine memorial theater. >> legacy of pat brown opens in santa cruz film festival. >> more events around the bay. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> laura one a tony. she makes her debut in venetian room. also the bay area teen idol winner opens the show from bay area cabaret on saturday night. >> lots to do. >> for mother's day, right? >> perfect. >> for awful us here. thanks so much for joining us. >> "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day.
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May 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
small plane crashed on a snowy mountainside in idaho. the fire fighter, brian brown, his wife and daughter on the way from sacramento to their mountain home, to mountain home, in idaho. their cessna went down saturday night. the girl was able to call 911. >> what is your emergency? >> i'm in an airplane and i crashed. i need to you send a search party. >> rescuers treked through six-foot snow drifts to reach the crash site. the family spent 15 hours in below freezing conditions and a military helicopter hoisted them out. they're now recovering from injuries and it's unclear what caused it to go down. >> that is researchers reporting blue fin tuna swimming from japan to california loaded with radio active contamination. the first time such a big my greating fish has been known to carry radio activity 6,000 miles. the level of the element was found in 10 times higher amounts than p years past. it is leaked from japan's nuclear reactors and the levels are far below safety limits for blue fin. interesting. >> and there is a new pricing strategy getting a lot of attention from lawmaker
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May 27, 2012 11:35pm EDT
is no service on the green line between green belt and four top 10 -- fort totten. chuck brown passed away last week at the age of 75. there will be a viewing in northwest washington. a week from tonight, a public memorial service will be held at the d.c. convention center on mount vernon from noon until 3:00 p.m. much more ahead on "washington weekly," including the primary that will likely clinched the nomination for mitt romney. + katie couric years up for her new talk show. >> and we had rounds of showers earlier. we have another batch headed our way. and i will talk [ male announcer ] strange things happen in the black forest... [ thunder crashes ] [ engine revs, tires screech ] ...where things aren't always what they seem... because thrills hide in the shadows... just waiting at every turn. verbolten -- a new multi-launch coaster coming to busch gardens. brave the black forest. [ banker ] mike and brenda found a house that they really wanted. it was in my sister's neighborhood. i told you it was perfect for you guys. literally across the street from her sister. [ banker ]
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May 16, 2012 5:00am PDT
make up for state budget cuts. if governor brown's tax initiative doesn't pass in november, mid year trigger cuts to the uc system will take effect administrators say they would have to look at double digit increases. one idea is admitting more out of state students, who as you know pay more to attend. democratic senator rubio is proposing a -- constitutional amendment today prohibiting uc schools from enrolling more than 10% of out of state students. he calls the trend in the opposite direction, disturbing. it is reasonable to expect students will show up to speak out against hikes. there's a half hour public comment period. students find a way if get extra attention for their cause meeting stars 8:30 this morning. >> nothing finalized until july. >> reporter: until july. >>> this morning facebook is expected to file paperwork with the federal trade commission to expand its initial public offering there is word the social networking giant will issue another 85 million shares friday that would push the total number to 420 million. facebook could reap more than 16 billion dollars if i
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May 7, 2012 2:00am PDT
too courtesey of the l.a. kings. dustin brown and a short one through the legs. the captain does it again in the third and scores into the empty net. they get a sweep with the 3-1 victory. they are in the conference final for the second time in franchise history. after improving to 43 and 0, he says he is leaning toward retirement. the 35-year-old is facing a three-month jail sentence for domestic violence on june 1st. he said there is nothing for me to fight. how about manny paquio? he said it is not going to happen. he doesn't deserve a fifty-50 -- 50-50 split. there was a money guarantee months ago, and it is not my fault, saidmayweather. somebody offers me millions to fight and i am getting in the ring. >> thank you, shu. that's it for abc news. >> for everyone here at abc7 news, have a great night and we will see you at
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May 19, 2012 8:00am PDT
arrest last month and seeking diplomatic immunity at the embassy there. >> governor brown has ordered the flag state capital to be flown at half-staff on tuesday to honor soldiers that were killed in afghanistan. his wife and two sons were joined by veterans at oakland international airport. they received the body of staff sergeant thomas fogarty. he was killed outside of kabul last week. they were there to receive the casket. they formed a group of motorcycle ride there's honor u.s. soldiers. >> we are good patriots and veterans and it's our job to honor our veterans when they come home whether it's good or bad. >> we didn't even get a chance really to find out much of where he was because he passed away only three weeks after he got to the country. >>> they escorted the casket to the funeral home. >>> this morning there is a recall of salinas valley lettuce. it may be taken by listeria. river ranch shredded iceberg lettuce. sold under farm stand market side and cisco and dated may 12 through 22nd. it's been pulled from the shelves but you might have some the fridge. a bit of
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May 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
was pulled after viewers calls it racist, featuring him in brown makeup featuring a bollywood producer looking for love. pop chips is based in san francisco. a spokeswoman says the ads were not meant to offend anyone. >> it's the moment movie fans have been waiting for. the u.s. opening of "the avengers". >> and we're talking about iron man. thor and hulk. >> tonight avengers will open in theaters and has phone shall to break major records. when the movie opens last weekend it took in $185.1 million. that is $7 million more than disney studios first estimated so it's well on is its way to having the biggest debut, ever. michael jackson's image is returning to pepsi. the company just made a deal to use images for a new global marketing push including special edition cans a tv ad and remixes of some of his songs. body of proof star dana delaney hit the red carpet tonight and recognizes tv program that's touch on important social issues. >> people don't admit this tends to be a popularity contest. these are the show that's are quietly doing their job. >> for all of your entertainment need
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May 5, 2012 8:00am PDT
cellphones turned in by state workers when governor jerry brown ordered state agencies to reduce the number of employees that had one. that means the bargains aren't bargains if you looking to buy just one. >> you can see you have to buy in bulk here. that is the catch. >> you don't need a hundred phones? >> i can't use a hundred phones. >> but if you are reseller, an auction is an opportunity to make money. she is eyeing jewelry, some of which was seized by chp during drug raids. >> a lot of times i can pull out of the stuff to make money. >> department of general services picked up goods confiscated at the los angeles, san francisco and sacramento airports. >> transportation security administration requires you can only take so much liquid on to airplane. >> there are hundreds of pocket knives from tsa. he was hoping to be able to find his. >> i am down here to find it. i'm going to get it. >> the state made $100,000 at the last auction, but in tough economic times, every dollar counts. >> today is your chance to make some money and make east palo alto safer at the same time. it's
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May 10, 2012 4:00pm PDT
brown called state budget a quote, screwed up incredible mess. signing petitions for a tax initiative he said will help fix it. the governor's plan helping fund schools and public safety by imposing a tax increase on the wealthyest residents and adding a quarter sent to the -- cent to the sales tax its balanced and fair. and this will take a step forward inputting california in a solid position. >> and the measure would raise taxes on sliding scales for all californians except lowest income. >> we're learning with the man behind al qaeda's latest failed terror plot. sources say he will do anything he can to harm americans including making bomb that's look like every day luggage and carry on items some believe his latest creations would be implanted inside of terrorists and pets. >> this is very innovative of trying to find a way to get a bomb into an airplane. >> the latest work, updated under wear bomb was attained by an agent infiltrated al qaed qaa cell. >> for a dozen people struggling with mental health issues this is and could with would be live changing. it's been a long road h
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May 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
week declared by the governor jerry brown. two weeks ago we got our last dose of rain. now that it's gone, temperatures are soaring and fire season is here. >> yes, and 90s are returning to the inland valleys. that's warmer than yesterday and ten degrees warmer than average. right now a look from our sutro camera. there is sunshine but also fog around the bay. it's created visibility problems at the coast. here's the roof camera. winds out of the west at 12 miles an hour. we are looking at partial sun he is shoreline but cool temperatures there at our beaches, and we will see that spread anywhere from 30 to 35 degrees today with temperatures making it down to the 50s. right now 50 half moon bay, 48 in the city, mid-50s from mountain view, fremont, san jose, san carlos at 52 and 53 by the delta and 353 also in livermore. so the fog has reduced visibility to less than a mile at times, a mile and a quarter and half-mile visibility up in napa. six miles in hayward. the highlighted to fog at our coast, dense in spots. it's about 800 to 1,000 feet at times, and warm to hot today inland wit
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May 23, 2012 5:00am PDT
brown again eventually the vegetation will become a problem but not the heat in this forecast winds bringing in cooler conditions. fastest winds now out of the northwest at 24 in novato out of the north gusting to 28 at half moon bay west at 15 at sfo everybody else save santa rosa 12, less than 10 miles per hour. 20 to 30 most of the afternoon up to 45 along the coast. 7:00 this morning, mostly sunny sky, mid to upper 50s. lunchtime warmest around con order, east bay valleys, -- as we head towards 4:00, sunshine everywhere when the breezes will be the fastest upper 50s to near 60s along the coast. mid to upper 70s inland. 7:00 mid to upper 50s along the coast, san francisco, san rafael, palo alto, a lot of 60s until you get to fairfield and antioch low 70s very high amount of grass pollen today. breezy thursday cooling trend will end friday with a chance of showers very, very small chance. warming trend with more sunshine saturday and through the holiday weekend. frances has a new crash. >>> chp just arrived at the scene of this head-on coll in the byron brentwood area. both direct
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